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black hawthorn

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black hawthorn thorns
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Crataegus douglasii

Deciduous Tree

Height: 30 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

There is also an escaped invasive European hawthorn (Crataeugus monogyna) that should be avoided. Plant the native hawthorn instead! Provides excellent food and shelter for wildlife. White flowers with blackish fruit. Infrequent, but sharp thorns add spiny interest.

Keywords: birds, black, butterflies, fire-resistant , fruit, thorns or prickles, upright, white

Articles that mention this plant: Guidance for Shoreline Plantings